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Collapse Issue 518:<br />3 May 2021<br />_____________Issue 518:
3 May 2021
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Council plans to sell Peninsula land
Tesch speaks against carpark sale
GUST welcomes consultation on park sale plans
Council budgets $13 million for the Peninsula
Government announces public inquiry into council
NSW Opposition calls for 'broad inquiry' into council
Council inquiry terms of reference released
Vietnam Vets join impromptu march to memorial
Local Member at Anzac ceremonies
Biscuit theme for Anzac Day
Search and rescue training for the Bays brigade
More bike storage needed at station, says Tesch
Bike paths should 'go all the way', says user group
Safety needed to walk or cycle to school, says Tesch
Bingo at Ettalong on Wednesdays
Umina CWA wins cookery trophy
CWA branch makes bereavement bags
Storm debris clean-up continues
Dunes planted with 2000 new plants
Guides hear of importance of speaking up
Lions accept entries for tea cosy show
Second driest April in 16 years
Application to modify three-storey Blackwall Rd plan
Two more townhouse proposals for Warrah St
Council sets strategic planning priorities
Panel appointments extended
Invalid application
Memorial Ave land provides significant habitat
Trees and cool open space are of more public benefit
Outrageous that local park sale is on agenda again
Contentment of ad hoc Anzac march
Leave wooded block intact for a hotter future
Bush parkland was reason for buying in Blackwall
'Improved planning outcome' test may still be subjective
Democracy should never be put on hold
Distress at sale of land and other council assets
Sell-off should be paused for much deeper inquiry
Aged care providers jointly call for government action
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Folk club holds house concert
Patchwork group completes many projects
Variety Night performances to be held over two nights
School opens gates to parents for student pick-up
Annabelle wins four Australia athletics medals
Students congratulated on Anzac speeches
Catafalque party at Anzac assembly
Geography students study coastal processes
Secondary students investigate global warming
Umina starts enrolments for next year's kindergarten
Life membership for former childcare employee
Shadow Minister meets parents' groups
Ettalong Eagles firsts lead in pennant season
Umina pennant bowls results
Boxing starts again at PCYC
Bridge club holds special events
Bridge lessons for beginners
Diggers' Day at bowls clubs
Netball draw updated
Softball club to hold annual meeting
Goalkeeper training starts for Umina United
Coaches wanted for junior touch
The Lakes proved too strong for the Lions
Defeated in all grades
Netball association splits Junior Blue grade
Trial game at Woy Woy
Bowling clubs to vote on unification proposal


Storm debris clean-up continues

The clean-up of storm debris in waters around the Peninsula continues more than a month after March's flooding storm.

Volunteers from the Peninsula joined a Clean4Shore team to clean the northern shores of Broken Bay.

Co-ordinator Mr Graham Johnston said: "Reports of bulk polystyrene on the rocky foreshores from Wagstaff Point to Lobster Beach were indeed correct as the small team filled 12 very large bags with polystyrene and aluminium cladding which has drifted on the rocks and broken apart.

"Our first task was Lobster Beach.

"After viewing the polystyrene on the foreshore prior to Lobster, expectations of bulk rubbish was expected.

"However, local intervention had removed all small litter from this beach with only treated pine logs removed by the team.

"Further towards Little Box, bulk pallets were sited in the small cove.

"These required floating out to the barge to be lifted on board, due to the tidal surge.

"Eight pallets were removed here.

"A large roll of plastic wrapped around a log was the next target.

"With a short swim, a sharp knife and bagging, floating out to the barge again completed the task.

"The polystyrene had our team leaving the barge in the calmer waters inside the Ettalong Channel, with a hike around the rocks to the broken polystyrene.

"Hundred pieces existed, all in the process of further breakdown.

"This was bagged, and carried back to the barge with the twisted aluminium cladding to give us a good returning load.

"A fridge was sited close to the Booker Bay boat ramp, and loaded on board."

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